American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Affected or characterized by sorrow or unhappiness.
- adj. Expressive of sorrow or unhappiness.
- adj. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news.
- adj. Deplorable; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse.
- adj. Dark-hued; somber.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full; having had one's fill; sated; surfeited; hence, satiated; wearied; tired; sick.
- Heavy; weighty; ponderous.
- Firm; solid; fixed.
- Close; compact; hard; stiff; not light or soft.
- Heavy; soggy; doughy; that has not risen well: as, sad bread.
- Weighty; important; momentous.
- Strong; stout: said of a person or an animal.
- Settled; fixed; resolute.
- Steadfast; constant; trusty; faithful.
- Sober; serious; grave; sedate; discreet; responsible; wise; sage.
- Sorrowful; melancholy; mournful; dejected.
- Expressing or marked by sorrow or melancholy.
- Having the external appearance of sorrow; gloomy; downcast: as, a sad countenance.
- Distressing; grievous; disastrous: as, a sad accident; a sad disappointment.
- Troublesome; trying; bad; wicked: sometimes used jocularly: as, a sad grumbler; a sad rogue.
- Dark; somber; sober; quiet: applied to color: as, a sad brown.
- = Syn. 11 and
- Depressed, cheerless, desponding, disconsolate.
- Dire, deplorable.
- To make firm.
- To strengthen; establish; confirm.
- To sadden; make sorrowful; grieve.
- Strongly; stiffly.
- Soberly; prudently; discreetly.
- Closely; firmly: as, to lie sad.
- adj. obsolete Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.
- adj. obsolete Steadfast, valiant.
- adj. obsolete Dignified, serious, grave.
- adj. Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
- adj. Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.
- adj. Appearing sorrowful.
- adj. Causing sorrow; lamentable.
- adj. Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.
- adj. slang Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.
- adj. dialect soggy (to refer to pastries).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.
- adj. Obs., except in a few phrases; as, sad bread. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
- adj. Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors.
- adj. obsolete Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.
- adj. Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.
- adj. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow.
- adj. colloq. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.
- v. obsolete To make sorrowful; to sadden.
- n. Acron. Seasonal affective disorder.
- adj. bad; unfortunate.
- adj. of things that make you feel sad
- adj. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
- From Middle English sad, from Old English sæd ("sated with, weary of, satiated, filled, full"), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (“sated, satisfied”), from Proto-Indo-European *sā- (“to satiate, satisfy”). Cognate with Dutch zat ("sated, drunk"), German satt ("well-fed, full"), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌸𐍃 (saþs, "full, satisfied"), Latin satur ("well-fed, sated"). Related to sate. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, weary, sorrowful, from Old English sæd, sated, weary. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My poor kitteh, known as William, Sir William of Lounge, Sir Lounge-a-lot, etc., has crwn too. *sad* *sad* He catches his booteefuls looooong tail in bafrum door and well, it not so loooooong now. *sad* *sad* We is sad kittehs tonite.”
“We know the once sad spirit now, no longer _sad_, the _radiant_ Genius of Humanity.”
“You will think this letter a very sad one, but _I feel sad_ ....”
“i not scare die (blah blah blah) i now very sad sad +sad me say sorry then she say”
“In fact, in my survey of parents, the word sad rarely appeared, although children were often described as “depressed.””
“I was at the point of mental and physical fatigue when I cry so easily that all you have to do is say the word "sad" and my eyes start leaking.”
“And President Obama wrapping up his China trip by confronting what he calls a sad part of his family's history.”
“I sat down with her this week to talk about how she's going to keep that work going long after leaving the White House and she was quick to point out that she is closely watching what she calls a sad situation for the people of Myanmar also known as Burma.”
“The suburban Chicago woman was using her blog to encourage friends to send mail to unspecified soldiers until she learned of the ban, which she called a sad commentary on society.”
“President Bush is getting a firsthand look at what he calls a sad situation in southern California.”
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